Monday, January 17, 2011

What's in Store for the Courthouse?

There's an article in today's Register-Star about the county's Public Works and Engineering Departments' plans for 2011: "County outlines 2011 infrastructure goals." After paragraphs devoted to salt sheds and bridges, there is this information: "Also on the agenda this year are renovations to the Columbia County Courthouse—hopefully. Robinson expects construction to begin on the courthouse this year, after financing is in order and the Office of Court Administration approves the final design drawings."

The courthouse, which was built in 1907, was designed by the celebrated architectural firm of Warren and Wetmore, also the designers of Grand Central Station in New York City. The renovations being contemplated are to make the courthouse ADA compliant--introducing a handicapped entrance, an elevator, and handicapped accessible bathrooms--and provide central air conditioning. Lothrop Associates have been working on the plans for the renovations for several months now, and the New York State Office of Court Administration has been reviewing them, but so far the plans have not been made public.

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